Media release

Premier Campbell Newman and his LNP government are hoodwinking Queenslanders by calling a snap election, says Palmer United Party federal leader and Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer.

“Campbell Newman is hoodwinking Queenslanders and trying to stampede them into making a decision by calling a snap election for January 31,” Mr Palmer said.

“To call the election during the period lacks political integrity and is sure to backfire on Mr Newman, who is also likely to lose his seat of Ashgrove.

“Mr Newman has panicked by calling the election before findings are made resulting from the ongoing Senate Inquiry into the activities of the Queensland LNP government.”

Mr Palmer said the Premier’s claims that he is about creating jobs are laughable.

“Campbell Newman doesn’t care about the state’s economy,” he said.

“He has sacked thousands of public servants since he became premier and sold off key assets over the past three years.

“The state’s unemployment rate is among the worst in the nation and a huge embarrassment.

“It’s time… to say ‘Goodbye’ Campbell Newman … ‘Goodbye’”

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